CRWAD Constitution and By-Laws
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE CONFERENCE OF RESEARCH WORKERS IN ANIMAL DISEASES AS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 30, 1937
Article I (as amended Nov. 12, 1984)
The name of the organization shall be Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, hereinafter referred to as CRWAD.
Article II (as adopted Nov. 12, 1984)
CRWAD is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes and is a non-profit organization. The objects of the CRWAD shall be to afford opportunity for the discussion of the results of research in progress in subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the livestock industry.
Article III (as amended Nov. 16, 2004)
Prospective members shall be actively engaged in research or research administration. They shall present to the Council the name of the research project(s) on which they are working and a list of their research publications in refereed journals. Case reports, abstracts, general reviews or popular articles are not acceptable. Research administrators with evidence of earlier accomplishment will be eligible. Applicants for membership must submit an application and CV to the Executive Director of CRWAD. The application must be acted upon favorably by the Council and approved by the Conference in regular session.
Article IV (as amended Nov. 12, 1991)
The management of the CRWAD shall be vested in a Council consisting of the president, vice-president, executive director, and four other members to be chosen from candidates proposed by a nominating committee appointed by the president. Nominations from the floor shall be called for by the presiding officer before the candidates proposed by the nominating committee shall be declared elected. The president, vice-president, and executive director shall be elected for one year. The four additional members of the Council shall be elected for a term of four years.
Article V (as adopted Nov. 12, 1984)
No part of the net earnings of CRWAD shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, or other private persons, except that CRWAD shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the CRWAD shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the CRWAD shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, CRWAD shall not except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not furtherance of the purposes of CRWAD.
Article VI (as adopted Nov. 12, 1984)
Upon the dissolution of CRWAD, the Council shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the CRWAD, dispose of all of the assets of the CRWAD exclusively for the purposes of the CRWAD, in which manner or to such an organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for educational or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) or the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Council shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Executive Director of CRWAD is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Article VII (as amended Nov. 12, 1984)
The annual meeting of the CRWAD shall be held at such place as shall be decided by the Conference or by the Council, if so authorized by the Conference. Special meetings may be called by the Council when in its judgment they are found to be necessary.
Article VIII (as amended Nov. 6, 1990)
All proposed changes or amendments to this constitution shall be presented in writing to the council and read in full to the CRWAD at the regular annual meeting. After a report of the recommendations of the council, the proposed changes of amendments may be adopted by a vote of three-fourths of the active members present and voting.
No. 1. Amendments or changes in these by-laws may be proposed and adopted in the same manner as amendments to the constitution. A two-thirds vote of the active members present and voting shall be required for their adoption.
No. 2. These by-laws, or any portion of them, may be suspended during the period of any regular meeting by a vote of three-fourths of the active members present.
No. 3. Only members of the CRWAD who are present in person shall be entitled to enter motions and vote.
No. 4. When any officer ceases to be eligible for membership in the CRWAD his office shall be considered vacant and a successor may be appointed by the Council to continue in office until the next following regular meeting. The council shall also have authority to fill vacancies occurring in any other manner.
No. 5. (as amended Nov. 26, 1979). "Attendance at meetings of this organization shall be limited to duly elected members and to limited number of guests to be invited by the Council. Applicants and those presenting papers shall be invited guests for the meeting that year. Requests for invitations for other guests must be made in writing to the Executive Director by a member in good standing at least two weeks prior to the date of the annual meeting."
No. 6: (as amended Dec. 4, 2012) The annual dues shall be $70.00 for active members and no charge for life members. The registration fee for the Annual Meeting of the CRWAD shall be $120.00 for members and no charge for life members, $70.00 for students, $90 for postdoctoral associates and trainees, and $325.00 for all other nonmembers.
No. 7 (as adopted Dec. 5, 1994). Names of members whose annual dues are in arrears for more than two years shall automatically be removed for the membership list.
No. 8. (as amended Dec. 2, 1968). Active members in good standing will be made life members upon application to the Council at retirement, and will be exempt from further payment of dues.